The College Hotel, Amsterdam


At the beginning of a project, I ask clients questions such as, what is your favorite restaurant and/or hotel?  The answers provide insight, NOT necessarily about their style but rather comfort zones, lighting preferences, scale, color palette….

For example, my favorite interior design is The College Hotel in Amsterdam.  I love the brilliant and clever use of color and texture.  Deep rich colored grass cloth walls juxtaposed with historic brick walls and high gloss black trim . It’s a place filled with many dichotomies: seriousness and playfulness, traditional and contemporary, cool and warm colors wonderfully mingling and rooms flowing seamlessly though appearing to have little in common.  I wouldn’t want my home to look like The College Hotel, but my deep respect for it reveals my desire for a unique space with clever use of color that doesn’t fit into any mold…

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